DEMONSTRATORS TAKE part in a ‘Muslim and Jewish Solidarity’ protest against US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York City, 2017.
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Jonathan Neumann, author of the compelling and provocative treatise To Heal the World? How the Jewish Left Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel, views my mother as a failed Jew. My 92-year-old mother, born in Brooklyn to poor Jewish immigrants, doesn’t keep a kosher home or observe Shabbat, and knows little about the ritual text. She proudly identifies as a Jew, but Neumann would describe her Jewish life as nothing more than the practice of some loose strands of liberal politics tied together and glossed over with pieces of Jewish nostalgia.